We’re PPRO.
Hello, ciao, 你好!

We’re PPRO (pronounced “p-pro”). We provide digital payments infrastructure to businesses and banks so they can scale all their services through one connection.

….are just some of the businesses that run on our digital payments infrastructure.

What is digital payment infrastructure?

Building payment platforms and services takes time and money. So why build?

Our infrastructure gives you access to everything you need to expand and optimise your payment services. And we mean everything.

Card schemes, payment methods, fraud screening tools, and other essential products – all accessible through one cloud-native tech stack, powered by next-gen orchestration.

So why build when you can plug in and start scaling?

Meet our leadership team

Their collective expertise spans finance, product, technology, operations, human resources, and customer experience.

They’re also super friendly too.

Simon Black

Joined: 2015

Chief Executive Officer

Under Simon’s leadership, we’ve become the go-to local payments infrastructure for the industry. We’ve attracted investment from industry giants such as PayPal and acquired Latin American payments specialist allpago.

Before joining PPRO, he spent a decade at Sage Group, helping them become the UK’s biggest payment gateway for SMEs. He also led their creation of Sage One, the leading online accounting and payroll application.

In his early career, Simon founded a marketing software start-up and held senior strategy and consulting roles across the US and the UK.

He also supports Manchester United, but nobody’s perfect.

Oliver Rajic

Joined: 2022

Chief Growth Officer & General Manager, APAC

Oliver joined our leadership team following PPRO’s acquisition of Alpha Fintech, which he co-founded and served as CEO.

Under Oliver’s leadership, Alpha’s acquiring-as-a-service platform accelerated the growth of Bank of New Zealand and Southeast Asian super app Grab, amongst others.

He now spearheads our new payment orchestration layer, which allows banks and businesses of all sizes to integrate payment, financial, and risk products from a single, plug-and-play interface.

A passionate believer in the democratisation of payments technology, he currently resides in Singapore.

Rahul Raswant

Joined: 2022

Chief Financial Officer

Rahul oversees our finance and treasury activities, as well as our procurement, facility, and office services. Prior to joining us, he served as the European Head of Finance at Wayfair, developing the finance function for what is now a $1billion business.

His previous roles including Managing Director at Standard Chartered Bank, and he began his career at McKinsey, where he worked for close to a decade, focusing on financial institutions.

A New Yorker who resides in London, Rahul has also lived and worked in India, Nigeria, Germany, Singapore, and Ireland.

Bernie Miles

Joined: 2021

Chief Technology Officer

Bernie is responsible for driving the development of our cross-border tech, overseeing our rapidly expanding teams in Asia, Europe, and South America.

Prior to becoming a PPROer, Bernie served as Wayfair’s Head of Engineering, a role that saw him wear three hats: CTO for Wayfair Europe, Engineering Site Lead for Europe, and Head of Global Payments and Fraud. During his multifaceted tenure, he notched up a number of achievements, including building Wayfair’s biggest tech hub outside of their Boston HQ and establishing the company’s fraud capability from scratch.

He previously held senior engineering and product positions at Klarna, Expedia, and British Airways in a product-centric career spanning over 20 years.

Oh, and he used to be a music producer, songwriter, and musician in a previous life. So we all know who’ll be first up at the leadership team’s karaoke night.

Javier Vallaure

Joined: 2019

General Manager, EMEA

Javier leads our growth strategy across the EMEA region, with a particular focus on Europe. He began his journey at PPRO in 2019 as General Manager, LATAM, before becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2022, where he was responsible for building global business operations.

Before joining PPRO, Javier was the co-founder and COO of Latin American payments specialist allpago. He was one of the driving forces behind the company’s expansion throughout Latin America before PPRO acquired them in June 2019.

Previously, Javier was an analyst for Morgan Stanley and worked across Mexico, France, and Spain for Grupo Lar. He holds a double diploma from Universidad Pontificia Comillas and Reims Management School, as well as an MBA from ESMT.

Christine von der Hardt

Joined: 2020

Chief People Officer

Christine leads our HR team, ensuring that our efforts in hiring, training, professional development, and performance management support our growth.

Having worked as part of international teams, and being a dual citizen of Germany and the US, she is skilled at nurturing our international culture.

Christine joined us in late 2020 from Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, where she was the responsible Talent Development and Management Director in Germany, focusing on the development of Microsoft talent.

Prior to Microsoft, she worked across the globe in senior roles at Bain & Company and Siemens AG.

Stefan Merz

Joined: 2018

Chief Strategy & Product Officer

Stefan leads the development and execution of our company strategy, guiding game-changing initiatives across multiple teams.

Before joining us in November 2018, Stefan held senior positions at Siemens and HP Enterprises in the US. He also served as Chief Strategy Officer for Diebold Nixdorf, where he managed acquisitions and divestitures.

Katherine Garrod

Joined: 2020

CISO & VP Digital Workplace

Katherine leads our technology risk team, driving everything from our broad strategy and detailed tactics to security posture and regulation.

She joined us after a 7-year spell as CISO at a global hedge fund with a proprietary trading and execution platform.

Between 2008-2014, she engineered a global, ultra-low latency financial market data network.

She has a passion for event-driven automation. And when she’s not keeping our infrastructure safe, you’ll find her exploring neuroscience, psychology, and social training. She also enjoys strength training and calisthenics.

Jean Mies

Joined: 2021

General Manager, Americas

Jean leads our office and strategy in North, Central, and South America.

He joined us from Adyen, where he worked as President for Latin America. During a ten-year spell, he grew the company’s regional presence from a one-person operation to a team of over a hundred. By the time he left, Adyen’s value had skyrocketed to $US70 billion.

Prior to Adyen, Jean held senior roles in technology (RealMedia, United Internet AG) and finance (Western Union) in Europe before moving back to Brazil, where he now lives.

Tony Glasby

Joined: 2021

Chief Risk Officer & SVP Finance and Banking

Tony is responsible for determining our future banking and payments requirements.

Before joining us, he served as Vice President and Group Treasurer at PayPal from 2015 to 2021. It’s a role that saw him oversee their treasury functions, covering everything from capital markets and foreign exchange to financial strategy.

His previous positions include Vice President and Group Treasurer at Ebay, as well as senior finance and business roles at HP Enterprise Services and Electronic Data Systems.

Tony is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, a Chartered Management Accountant, and earned a BA Hons in Business from the University of Westminster, London.

In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, running, tennis, golf and bridge.

Attila Doğan

Joined: 2022

VP of Product Management

Attila co-leads our Product Management team and is responsible for our product vision, driving our product strategy, and making sure we build things that bring real value to our partners.

He has 20 years of experience, having worked on both the merchant and solution-provider side. Attila joined us from Wayfair where he build their global payments and fraud prevention capabilities. Prior to that, he spent three years at Adyen. He has also served two terms as an elected member of the European Advisory Board for the Merchant Risk Council (MRC).

He graduated from Lancaster University with a B.A. in Economics; and was awarded a master’s degree in Information Systems from the London School of Economics as a Graduate Merit scholar.

Elian Schweizer

Joined: 2017

VP of Product Management

Elian and his team of product experts are responsible for coming up with solutions for every stage in the payments flow, from processing to collections and acquiring.

Before joining PPRO, he worked for Ingenico Payment Services in the field of alternative payment methods.

Prior to that, he managed his own company for several years, which distributed digital goods on the internet.

Elian studied in Munich and holds a diploma in media informatics.

Andrew Edem

Joined: 2011

Global Head of Innovation

Andrew leads our innovation, including our value added services.

An engineer by trade, Andrew joined PPRO in 2011. He drove the design and architecture of our prepaid card issuing platform, and was also heavily involved in regulatory projects, supplier relationships, and much more besides.

In 2015, he was promoted to lead the Software Engineering team, where he grew the department five-fold and also oversaw responsibility for research and development.

Prior to joining PPRO, he managed the software and infrastructure teams for a prepaid card issuer. Before moving into fintech, he worked as a Software Engineer in the computer networking and telephony industries.

Germán Fuentes Capella

Joined: 2020

Director of Engineering

Germán heads up our engineering operations, helping to foster a collaborative environment where every member of the team can thrive and innovate.

Before joining us, he served as Chief Technology Officer at ONPEX, a digital payments company based in Luxembourg.

He’s also held several senior positions at various payment and e-commerce companies, including ACI Worldwide and PAY.ON.

Germán received an engineer’s degree in computer science from Universidad de Valladolid.

Andreas Schneble

Joined: 2020

VP of Global Marketing and Communications

Andreas is our VP of Global Marketing and Communications. Before joining PPRO he has held global Marketing, Communications and E-commerce Leadership positions in the US and Europe at global Iconic Brands like Levi’s and Tech Giants like Oracle.

Having worked both on the Enterprise side as well as Global Marketing and Communication Agencies such as Publicis — across B2B and B2C, Software, Hardware, SaaS and Consumer Brands — he brings broad expertise to all aspects of Global Marketing.

600 people,
60 nationalities

We’re hiring people who like to build things

Want to use your talent to build something that makes a difference to businesses and consumers around the world? Then you’ll love working here.

12 offices,
from Singapore
to São Paulo
Asia Pacific
  • Melbourne

    Melbourne office

      0 Vacancies
    • Singapore

      Singapore office

        3 Vacancies
      North and Latin America
      • Atlanta

        Atlanta office

          0 Vacancies
        • Bogota

          Bogota office

            0 Vacancies
          • Córdoba

            Córdoba, Argentina office

              0 Vacancies
            • Mexico City

              Mexico City office

                1 Vacancies
              • São Paulo

                São Paulo office

                  5 Vacancies